Loomis Chaffee students, faculty, and staff enjoyed an evening of Baroque music courtesy of guest musicians The Sebastians, a Yale University and NYC-based chamber music ensemble on Wednesday, April 20, in the Hubbard Performance Hall.
Within curricular offerings that include music ensembles, electives, and lessons and informal settings such as Open Mic nights and the Acapelicans group, Loomis students learn to express, create, and communicate through music. Whether music is a new interest or a long-time passion for you, we invite you to join the more than 35 percent of the student body involved in our programs.
The Hubbard Music Center, which houses a state-of-the-art music performance hall, is home to the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band, Jazz Improv Ensemble, and Chamber Music class. Practice rooms and studios are open daily and into the evening for music lessons, small group rehearsals, and student practice. Music electives meet in a dedicated music classroom, William C. Card Music Laboratory, equipped with keyboards and computers, and the band and jazz programs share the Hoffman Large Ensemble Room. The active Music Department calendar is populated by well-attended recital samplers, seasonal major ensemble concerts, guest musician visits and performances, the student-run Musical Revue, Connecticut regional and state competitions and festivals, and student-inspired recitals, projects, and productions.
Nine Loomis Chaffee students earned places in the Connecticut All-State Music Festival, held at the Connecticut Convention Center and Marriott Hotel in Hartford from March 29 through April 2.
In an especially musical week at Loomis Chaffee, the Guitar and Jazz ensembles and the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers presented winter concerts last week in Hubbard Performance Hall.